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Horse Paddock Mud Control Grid


Horse Paddock Mud Control Grid

The Horse Paddock Mud Control Grid is designed to eliminate mud in horse paddock areas while providing a stable surface. These ultra-reinforced grids are unique in that they do not require a substructure (compacted gravel base) and can be laid directly on the ground. This allows the grids to be moved without damage an reinstalled in another location at a future date. This is ideal for horse owners that are leasing a property and are hesitant to investing in permanent paddock reinforcement. In addition to equestrian and lifestock traffic, the grids are able to support 11,200 pounds per square foot which is adequate for car and truck parking as well.

Brand: Hahn Plastics
Condition: New

Size: 19.69" x 19.69" x 2.12"
Square Feet / Grid: 2.69
Grid Depth: 2.12"
Product Specifications: Download Mud Control Grid Specification Sheet / Brochure >

Minimum Order Quantity:
60 units, 161 sq. ft.



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  • Anti-slip design with ideal aperture size for horses
  • Excellent water drainage through the surface
  • Durable, non-rotting and weather resistant
  • Minimal groundwork preparation required
  • Frost and UV-resistant
  • Low maintenance and cost effective throughout the product life
  • Interlocking design enables easy and quick installation
  • Easy to extend or remove at any time


Most Paddock Slab orders ship next day (M-F) if order is placed before 11:00 AM EST. Transit times displayed in the map are listed in business days, are approximate and are specific to the Paddock Slab product. The day that the order is shipped is not counted as a transit day. Paddock slab orders ship via LTL freight.

The transit times displayed on the map are for our free shipping option.


Site prep can be complicated, expensive and labor intensive. With the mud control grid site preparation is greatly reduced as the grids can be placed directly on top of the ground. Leasing a property? Install the grids temporary and take them with you when you move instead of investing into a property that you do not own. Mud control grids not only eliminate mud but also provide a stable surface for horse, livestock and even passenger vehicle parking. Mud management grids are made from 100% recycled plastic so they can't rot and carry a 20 year product guarantee from Hahn Plastics.

"We put down the grids during a very wet spell and now the ground is frozen solid. The horses just love standing on them out of the mud. There are 2 wooden slabs built in which I can attach a full bale net to where needed. I'm going to buy some more for next winter especially for the gate ways. I've attached a photo showing how they are working great, I leave the scattered hay to give the horses more grip and to give the barefoot horses soft standing especially in the frozen weather."
-Susanne, Maple Ridge, BC

"We are using the grids for a wash area for the horses. These are really great, heavy duty, and definitely not rubber. They will keep all of us out of the mud when giving baths. I have already recommended the grids to several folks here in Kansas that are looking for mud management systems."
- Edith, Kansas, United States


Step 1
Level the ground by flattening bumps and filling holes. Lay down the first row of Mud Control Grids across the full length of the area to be covered.
Important: Leave an expansion gap of at least 1/4” (0.5 cm). Space should also be left between the grids and buildings or edging structures.

Step 2
The second row of grids should be staggered against the first by using a half grid at the beginning. Grids can be easily cut by skill saw.
Cutting: Mud Control Grids are easily cut with skill saws, bench saws, panel saws or jig saws. Other power tools may also be appropriate.
Inserting: When laying down Mud Control Grids, a crowbar or shovel can give helpful leverage - but do not apply too much force. The grids should fit loosely together to avoid high tensions during extreme hot or cold weather.

Step 3
Lay down the second row of grids after the first row has been done. Remember to leave a 1/4” (0.5 cm) expansion gap.
Our Mud Control Grids make it easy to cover even large areas relatively quickly. Although the grids adapt well to uneven ground, level ground gets the best results.
Tip: A substrate like sand can be used to level the grids out. Even after installation, substrate can fill gaps and dips by using a leverage action.

Step 4
Once the grids have been laid out, fill the holes with washed sand or another water-permeable material. For general use, but especially with all-season open stabling, we recommend a finishing layer (e.g. riding arena sand or wood chips) of at least 1 1/4” (3 cm).


Other Mud Control Solutions

Paddock Slab

When you need a strong, heavy-duty mud grid, a Paddock Slab is a perfect choice. Paddock Slabs are specifically designed for horses and can withstand the full weight of a truck.

There are several other hard plastic pavers that are basically designed for vehicles that can support equestrian traffic but only as a secondary option. These products are designed for car tires which usually provide a load of 135 psi while hoof contact with the ground will give a load of 185 psi. This can cause pavers designed for vehicles to shatter leaving sharp edges and therefore decrease the needed support. Paddock Slabs are specifically designed for equestrian traffic and are ultra-reinforced to prevent shattering. The slabs are capable of flexing more than 10% without breaking.

Paddock Slabs are designed to last a very long time providing a reinforced mud-free paddock. Paddock Slabs are designed to last for decades to come with regular use.

Mud Management Grid

An LSG grid is made from flexible HDPE plastic. It’s designed to conform to sloped or uneven surfaces. For shipping purposes, the grid is compressed in the shape of a rectangle. It’s laid on the ground in the area where it will be installed and then staked down. When opened, the cell structure is revealed. The stakes are driven around the parameter to make sure the material will stay in place in order to keep its shape. Gravel is now added to the material to fill the cells. This is an important step because the strength of the surface relies on the strength of the infill which must be the correct type and size of the gravel used. Read through the installation guide for the correct instructions for installation and proper infill.

When installed correctly, the LSG grid will give you a mud-free surface that is very stable for both equestrian traffic as well as light traffic including cars and trucks. Because the fabric is absorbent, the surface will allow water to seep through and drain, as long as the site is capable of draining naturally.

Mud Control Grid

The Mud Control Grid is specifically designed to create a mud-free paddock and install very easily. These grids can be installed on top of the ground and over existing mud. These grids are strong enough to support horses, livestock, vehicles, and tractors. The surface is perforated for easy drainage. Also, the grids sit up off the ground to provide water storage underneath. The grids offer excellent interlocking to create larger mud-free surfaces.